Kim Burton is hoping her win at the 2020 Tasmanian Women in Resources awards will show other women they can make a career out of trades.
Mrs Burton was the winner of the Outstanding Tasmanian Tradeswoman, Operator or Technician award this year.
She is an underground shift electrician at MMG's Roseberry mine.
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"It is quite a humbling thing really, I am not usually one to put myself out for awards," Mrs Burton said.
"I just like to put it out there that ... young women out there can make a career in a trade or in a male dominated area if it's the job they want."
The only other winners present on the day were Brett Robins and Shannon Bakes.
The men were joint winners of the Gender Diversity Champion category which could be won by men or women.
Both were inspired by family members to make a difference.
Mr Robins said he wanted his daughters to be able to grow up and pursue any job they wanted.
"As a proud father of two daughters I strongly believe women should be able to do anything that they wish to do," he said.
"In a workplace they need to be able to feel a sense of belonging and provided for and included."
While Mr Bakes was inspired by his mother.
Due to a workplace accident Mr Bakes father was unable to work so his mother supported the family.
He said it was ironic she had been offered a full time role at a mining company today when those positions weren't available to her in the past.
"If these jobs were afforded to her as a young woman [imagine] the opportunities that would have flown on to us as kids, we didn't want for anything but, image how different it could of been," Mr Bakes said.
His work will mean 20 women, who otherwise wouldn't, will be exposed to the resources sector by the end of this year.
Estrelia Diaz a chemical engineer at MMG and Sarah Gilmour a geochemist and geologist at GHD were also winners but couldn't attend on the day.
Minister for Women Sarah Courtney said is was great to see another year of high quality applications.
"We know that female participation in the mining, energy and engineering sectors is incredibly important for regional areas ... it is great to see more and more women employed in these vital industries," she said.
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